Chinoiserie Decorated Mantel Clock, Ting-Tang Striking
Edwardian bell top mantel clock standing on a raised plinth and resting on block feet with side viewing glasses and surmounted by a decorative carrying handle.
Beautifully decorated case with raised chinoiserie decoration on a green ground.
Brass dial with raised silvered chapter ring, Roman numerals, gilded spandrels and original ‘blued’ steel hands.
Eight day movement with anchor escapement. Ting-Tang striking on the quarters and chiming the hours on two coiled gongs. The backplate marked M.B, P18 for Peerless and numbered 48991 c.1910
‘Peerless’ was the trade name used by the German manufacturer Bauerle Uhrenfabrik from St.Georgen, Schwarzald. The company was founded by Mathias Bauerle 1863 – 1933. They specialised in the manufacture of good quality movements which were exported all around the world. By 1900 the company’s clocks had received several awards at leading exhibitions. The company later went on to produce world famous calculating machines carrying the name of both Peerless and Badenia. The company also produced clocks under the name ‘Embee’. The company continued trading up until 1964 when production ceased.